Strictly speaking, there are no McCaslins in this 1940 short story. But in the multi-textual story of the "McCaslin family" in Faulkner's imagination, it occupies a very significant place in the record. In it Beauchamps and Edmondses appear for the first time. In the novel Go Down, Moses (1942) the Beauchamps and the Edmondses will become two main branches - mulatto and white - on the McCaslin family tree. In the story, however, Lucas Beauchamp is black, the Edmondses are simply another family of white landowners, and they related to each other only as landlords and tenant farmers.

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George Wilkins - "A Point of Law"
Lucas Beauchamp - "A Point of Law"
Lucas' Older Daughter - "A Point of Law"
Mrs. Lucas Beauchamp - "A Point of Law"
Old Zach Edmonds - "A Point of Law"
Roth Edmonds - "A Point of Law"